Mrs. Van Zant's Humanities Series Reading List

Mayo High School, Rochester, Minnesota

NOTE: When an entry is a published work and easily accessible for purchase, I have not attempted to provide a downloadable copy. Only in the instances in which something is out-of-print and/or rare have I offered it as a PDF. In each case, I have done so with the understanding that noncommercial use here is acceptable. Please download for personal enjoyment only.
PDFs are marked with a *

Humanities I, Ancient Athens
  • The Odyssey, Homer
  • The Crito, Plato
  • The Republic, Plato
  • The Ethics, Aristotle
  • Oedipus Rex, Sophocles
  • Oedipus at Colonus, Sophocles
  • The Seven Against Thebes, Aeschylus *
  • Antigone, Sophocles
Humanities I, New York and Contemporary America
  • Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
  • 1984, George Orwell
Humanities II, Man and God
Humanities II, Measure of Modern Man
Humanities III, Beyond Enlightenment
  • Old Goriot, Honore de Balzac
  • Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
  • The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Eugenie Grandet, Honore de Balzac
  • Hard Times, Charles Dickens
  • Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert
  • Ulysses, James Joyce